Cluster headaches typically occur on one side of the head and are characterized by intense, stabbing pain that may be accompanied by tearing, redness or drooping of the eye on the affected side, nasal congestion, and sensitivity to light and sound. The pain of a cluster headache can be excruciating and may last anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours, occurring up to 8 times a day during a cluster period.
The exact cause of cluster headaches is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve abnormalities in the hypothalamus, a small area in the brain that plays a role in regulating circadian rhythms and other bodily functions. Certain triggers such as alcohol, tobacco, and changes in sleep patterns can also trigger cluster headaches.
There is no cure for cluster headaches, but various treatments are available to help manage symptoms and reduce the frequency of attacks. These may include medications such as oxygen therapy, triptans, and steroids, as well as lifestyle changes such as avoiding triggers and maintaining a regular sleep schedule.
If you experience severe, recurring headaches with the symptoms described above, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Cluster headaches can be debilitating, but with proper management, individuals with this condition can achieve significant relief from their symptoms.
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The first consultation with our psychiatric Consultant is very detailed and takes around 2 hours. It covers a physical examination, medical history review, diagnostic questionnaires and investigations including blood pressure tests.
The psychiatric Consultant will follow up with you, explaining the results of investigations, agreeing a treatment plan and providing prescriptions.
Within the ADHD assessment we include a 2nd follow up consultation to review the success of treatment, understand your feedback and answer any questions you have, including liaising with your local care providers if you would find this helpful.
Our experienced customer service team will arrange your consultation and help gather your medical history documents to ensure a smooth consultation process.
Speak with your dedicated Consultant face to face or remotely to agree a treatment plan best suited to your condition.
Receive ongoing treatment, regular consultations and prescriptions to monitor the success of your treatment.
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